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Thor crowned the strongest man in Europe

By Matt Eliason

  • He is the Champion! Hafþór Thor took home the title in another dominating display of strength. Photo courtesy of Thor's Instagram Page

Several thousand people watched Hafþór Julíus, or "Thor" as he is known to fans, win the title of "Europe's strongest man." 

Hafþór Júlíus was interviewed by newspaper DV recently where he talked about acting and his goal to become the strongest man in the world. "I'll put it very objectively - I'm simply trying to become the best in the world." 

In June, Hafþór Julíus won the contest "Iceland's Strongest Man" for the fifth year in a row, but he intends to be the strongest in the world. 

He was not far off from achieving this accomplishment this past March when he competed for the title of "Strongest man in the world" in Los Angeles, but barely lost to Zydrunas Savickas from Lithuania.

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